AfCFTA, transportation infrastructure and the role of PPP

Africa still trades mainly primary raw materials and has a nascent processing sector. The success of Africa’s intra-trade would be partly due to value addition by industrialisation to increase the ubiquity of made-in-Africa goods. Currently, many prefer importing their commodities from outside Africa, as opposed to importing from another African country producing same products due to the ease and lower cost of importation from outside Africa. A key contributor to this is the inefficient transportation route, Infrastructure and processes that add to the total cost of goods. Read More.

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